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Copyright Educational Resources

This Guide provides the UBC community with comprehensive educational resources on a variety of copyright considerations

General Support Guides

Here you will find copyright support guides relevant to all UBc communities.

In addition to the Guides provided here, the website has additional resources that may be of use, including:

Basics FAQ

  • provides answers to common questions regarding the use of copyrighted materials


For a broad introduction to the use of copyrighted works at UBC, all users should begin by reviewing the following core documents:

Copyright Requirements for Faculty and Staff

  • This document set’s out UBC’s requirements regarding copyright, which  faculty members and staff must adhere to in order to comply with copyright laws.

Fair Dealing Requirements for Faculty and Staff

  • These Fair Dealing Requirements only deal with copying by faculty members and staff of UBC within the fair dealing exception to copyright infringement provided under the Copyright Act.

Fair Dealing in Practice

  • These notes are intended to clarify the application of the Fair Dealing Requirements to copying in a variety of different contexts, including teaching, research, learning management systems, and more.

UBC Copyright Guidelines

  • This document supplements the Copyright Requirements for UBC Faculty and Staff and provides a basic summary of copyright law, as well as guidance on best practices and information to help you understand what you can and cannot do with copyrighted works